M-SOS-W: Middle Schoolers Out to Save the World

M-SOS-W: Middle Schoolers Out to Save the World

SUMMARY

Four hundred fifty middle school students from six schools in Louisiana, Maine, Texas, and Vermont will monitor home energy consumption and use data gathered to develop optimal scenarios for conserving energy and reducing greenhouse gas production.


DESCRIPTION

M-SOS-W: Middle Schoolers out to Save the World in this project, approximately 600 sixth graders from seven middle schools in Louisiana, Maine, Texas and Vermont are monitoring home energy use under supervision of their (14) teachers. The data are being used to develop optimum scenarios for conserving energy and reducing production of greenhouses gases in local communities. The teachers are receiving professional development to carry out the project. Students and teachers are using online software tools to record and analyze their data and create projections of future energy use based on assumptions of policy changes. They are communicating their results within the project via information communication technology. Research is being conducted on the effects of the project on students' and teachers' changes of attitudes and interests in science, and in students' gains in science content knowledge through comparisons with matched, untreated schools.

WEBSITES



VIEW RELATED CONTENT »

Main Image: 

PROJECT MEMBERS

Principal Investigator(s): 


PROJECT DETAILS

Award Number: 

0833706

PROJECT DURATION:

2008 - 2013

Category: 

Organization(s): 

University of North Texas Denton, TX

Project Work State: 

Discipline: 

Project Participant(s): 

Project Grade Span: 

Geographic Location(s): 

Project Status: 

Expired